Tag Archives: Cork

All sorted.

In fairness.

Cameron Blair (above) and Bandon Road, Cork last night (top)

This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

The young man who died in a stabbing in Cork last night has been named as 20-year old Cameron Blair, a second-year student at Cork Institute of Technology.

Cameron was from the village of Ballinascarthy in west Cork.

He is survived by his parents and younger brother.

Cameron is understood to have been at a party in the house he lived in on Bandon Road last night when a dispute arose at around 9.10pm, during which he was stabbed.

Tributes to student killed in Cork stabbing (RTÉ)

Pic: Southern Star

Finn’s Corner in Cork city

Echo Live reports:

Stalwart Cork business, Finn’s Corner, is set to close its doors at the end of the month after 142 years of being in the Finn family.

The beloved sportswear shop, also known for retailing uniforms, will cease trading before January 30.

At the helm of the successful enterprise is former international rugby legend, Moss Finn and his brother, Irish Angler, William Finn.

Speaking about the closure, Moss lamented the end of an era…

Landmark Cork business to close later this month after 142 years (Echo Live)

Up to 20 headstones have recently been destroyed or damaged at St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully, Cork.

Further to this…

Robert Macnamara, in the Echo Live, reports:

Cork City Council has arranged security to patrol Kilcully cemetery after the vandalism of headstones last week that has caused public outrage.

Several headstones were knocked over or damaged and holy statues had their heads removed at St Catherine’s graveyard.

…Stephen Scully of City Hall’s parks and recreation department has confirmed to The Echo that security measures are now in place.

“The gardai are investigating the matter. We have arranged security at the cemetery for the foreseeable future.”

The Echo understands CCTV footage has emerged of individuals entering the cemetery in darkness last week but the cameras in place at St Catherine’s graveyard are facing toward the car park and no activity in the graveyard is recorded.

UPDATE: City Hall steps up security at vandalised graveyard (Echo Live)

Pics via Neil Prendeville

Hi-B Bar on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork; late publican Brian O’Donnell

Early this morning.

Brian O’Donnell, of the Hi-B Bar on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork city, passed away.

On the pub’s Facebook page, the family wrote:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my father Brian O’Donnell at 12.30am Friday morning in the Mercy Hospital after a short illness. On behalf of the family we would like to thank the wonderful staff of both St Luke’s Home and the Mercy Hospital for the wonderful care that he received over the last number of years. Arrangements to follow. May he Rest In Peace.


Cork’s Echo reports:

Lord Mayor John Sheehan described Mr O’Donnell’s passing as a loss to the city.

“He was iconic in Cork. He almost became a tourist attraction in himself. I remember bringing visitors over from America and we went for a drink in the bar. They were shocked when one took out their phone to check a restaurant reservation and they were brought to book and told to put it away.

“That was part of the charm. It wasn’t like a regular bar. It was a place where conversation was encouraged and he encouraged it in his own unique manner. It’s a loss for the city.”

Owner of Cork’s iconic Hi-B bar passes away (Irish Examiner)

‘He was a tourist attraction in himself’: Tributes pour in for Hi-B owner (Evening Echo)

Farmers protesting outside a Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork

This afternoon.

Further to this morning’s farmers’ protest outside a Lidl distribution centre in Ballyhea, Co Cork this morning…

Claire McCormack, in Agriland, reports:

Meat processor ABP has confirmed that it will increase its base price for cattle next Monday, December 9.

AgriLand understands that a minimum increase of 5c/kg is expected.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Friday, December 6, a spokesperson for ABP confirmed the move, whilst also criticising the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) for staging a series of protests on the beef price issue over the last 48 hours.

The spokesperson said: “The company is at a complete loss to understand why Joe Healy, the outgoing IFA president, pursued a course of irresponsible, disruptive and illegal action at retail distribution centres this week.

“The Beef Taskforce met on Tuesday and Joe Healy and the IFA were fully aware that market indications pointed towards a cattle price increase in Ireland. This was reported extensively.”

ABP to increase base price for cattle next week (Agriland)

Earlier: Beefing Up

Pic: C103

Concert promoter Peter Aiken at Dublin’s RDS last year

This afternoon.

Robert MacNamara, in the Echo, reports:

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has said is he is unaware that developers plan to begin work on the Live at the Marquee site at the end of next summer, bringing the long-running concert series to an end.

Speaking to the Echo this morning, the man who has brought the likes of Brian Wilson, Elton John and Bob Dylan to the tent at the docklands since it’s first staging in 2005 said he has not been in contact with site owners Glenveagh Properties about plans for the site’s development.

…Up to 1,000 homes are expected to be built on the land.

Responding to news being reported in the local media this morning that 2020 will be the last year of the much-loved concert series, Mr Aiken said: “I haven’t heard that, I don’t know anything about it.”

Marquee promoter unaware of developer plans on concert site; annual series set to end in 2020 (EchoLive)